Sunday, April 25, 2010

Papertrey Blog Hop


Hey everyone! If this is your first time here, welcome. I'm a new blogger, and so far it's been a lot of fun. I hope you guys come back even after the *blog hop* festivities!

So let's get to why you're probably here tonight. The Papertreyink blog hop! This month's challenge was to use tissue paper on our card in some way. Now, Papertreyink ships their stamps wrapped lovingly IN tissue paper, so it was free and easy to use. Of course, just because I had lots of it lying around didn't mean my card was a given. In fact, it was wayyyy tough! I wanted to go all out and make something that would make the papers..lol..make people fall in love. What I ended up with according to my husband looks like I "left it out in the rain". Isn't he a sweetie? lol

Here's my card:


It's not what I wanted to do even though it was the idea I had in my head. Oh well, I'm putting it out here anyway cause even though it isn't my favorite, it may inspire one of y'all to make something similar (and better). And when you do, please let me know so I can see how it should be! ;0)

So, here is what I did. I put the tissue paper over the cardstock as usual, but then I decided it needed a bit of shine (I'm way too addicted to the shine, folks..lol) so I added crystal effects to the entire card. At first it kinda had a sticky thing going on, but now that it's dry it's kinda neat. I tried to add some background color behind the trees to give it a Northern Lights feel, but I'm not sure that comes across in the finished product.

Ok, well that's it for me. Enjoy the rest of the blog hop and come back soon!




Stamps:  Through the Trees (papertreyink); Wellness Wishes (stampin up)
Cardstock: Smoky Shadow, Stampers select, and Raspberry Fizz (papertreyink)
Ink: Old Olive and Pink Passion (stampin up)
Extras: button and black grosgrain (stampin up); tissue paper courtesy of papertreyink 

32 brownkowments:

Pam W. said...

This is so pretty. It looks like a watercolor painting. Great job!

Mariana said...

I love your card! With the adding of the crystal effects it kind of looks like your created a cracked background! Lovely!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I had a hard time with my card for this hop too. Tissue is tough! Left out in the rain, huh? LOL I think it's an interesting look with the trees.

Anika said...

I think it's a cool effect, and my husband would totally say something like yours did too - don't listen to them!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh, that's great! Sometimes things just come out of the brain, and you can't help what they become, lol!

Lauren said...

I think you did a great job. Your hubby's comment made me laugh because that is TOTALLY something mine would say. Men..whatcha gonna do with 'em?

Terri E. said...

Great technique. Way to rock the tissue paper challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

BethieJ said...

Your card is WONDERFUL!! I love how it looks! (LOL to your hubbys comment!)
Happy Hopping!

Christi said...

Terrific effect. I think it looks like the trees are in a foggy mist.

jen said...

This is totally cool! Clearly, your husband isn't a stamper!! *giggle*
love the name of your blog & the kowments too! :)

peggysue said...

Another brownkowment . . . love how you've personalized your blog so much and its still so new. Great entry into the blog hop.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your card is really cool looking! I like the effect the left in the sky around the trees.

Dana said...

LOL at your hubby's remarks!
Your card is lovely Keva...so unique!

Baseret said...

I think this is really pretty.It looks like a water color painting.

Chris said...

I think your card has a really whimsical quality - very pretty!

Shay said...

Great card! As someone else said your card has a lovely watercolor painting look and I love how the tissue paper adds a lot of depth and texture.

Lisa V. said...

I love your use of the tissue paper. Very unique and beautiful.

Kim Wilson said...

This is adorable! Thank you for the comment, please follow and play along in my weekly challenges!!!

 

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